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Aretha Franklin’s 2009 Inauguration Hat

Aretha Franklin sang at Obama’s first inauguration in a gray coat, gray gloves, and a small gray cap with a gargantuan, bejeweled bow on it designed by Mr. Song Millinery. Thus, a meme was born, with this chapeau placed on everyone from Spock to George Bush to Elvis Presley.

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